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Adrian Ordonez-Flores (2008 jail mug shout from the Santa Fe County jail)

Authorities in Minnesota arrested a Santa Fe man early Monday and authorities say he’s the last defendant to be apprehended in a 14-person cocaine operation bust announced last week at a joint press conference involving the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI, New Mexico State Police, Santa Fe Police Department and the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

Here is an email news release announcing Monday’s arrest, sent by FBI spokesman Frank Fisher out of Albuquerque:

A man being sought after a joint law enforcement operation in Santa Fe County last week apprehended several individuals allegedly tied to cocaine trafficking has been arrested in Minnesota.

Adrian Ordonez-Flores, 25, of Santa Fe, was arrested without incident early Monday (7/2/12) by FBI Special Agents in Burnsville, Minn., approximately 15 miles south of Minneapolis.

Ordonez-Flores was (more…)


CLICK TO ENLARGE: New Mexico State Police Sgt. Andy Tingwall died in a Search and Rescue mission in 2009 in the Santa Fe area. (Courtesy photos)

Nice gesture from New Mexico State Police here, even if it does coincide with a change in call signs for the department’s entire airborne fleet.

This from an email Tuesday morning from DPS spokesman Tony Lynn:

Effective today the New Mexico State Police Helicopter will now be identified as ABLE-6.  The call sign is being changed so that the previous call sign, N606SP, can be retired to honor fallen helicopter pilot, Sergeant Andy Tingwall.

Sgt. Tingwall was on a Search and Rescue mission in June 2009 near the Santa Fe Ski Basin when the tail rotor of his State Police helicopter struck the mountain side causing a rapid decent and subsequent crash killing Sgt. Tingwall and Megumi  Yamamoto, a stranded hiker  he was trying to rescue from the mountain.

ABLE will now recognize all the State Police rotary wing aircraft.  ABLE is an acronym for AirBorne Law Enforcement.

Here is just one of the many articles posted on The New Mexican website following the 2009 crash:

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New Mexico State Police will be conducting a DWI sobriety checkpoint somewhere in Santa Fe County on Friday night.

Cops usually step up the DWI checkpoints in the summer months and this year is no different. While NMSP always announces in advance that they will be conducting a checkpoint somewhere in the county, the department never says exactly where until the cops are on site setting up the operation.

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New Mexico State Police will conduct a DWI checkpoint somewhere in Santa Fe County on Friday night.

NMSP Lt. Robert McDonald sent out word of the checkpoint earlier this week. Cops publicize the event in advance in the hopes to get potential drunk drivers to change their driving habits. McDonald did not disclose where in Santa Fe the checkpoint will be.

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New Mexico State Police and the Santa Fe New Mexican continue teaming up for Operation Descansos — essentially a joint effort DWI warrant roundup project. The following is an update sent out to media Tuesday morning from the New Mexican State Police Department:

On, March 17th and March 25th ,2012 local law enforcement teams performed  DWI Warrant Operations in Santa Fe County, during these operations there were a total of 50 attempts, and 2 arrest with 3 warrant served.

Santa Fe County “Operation Descansos” started September 26, 2010 when the Santa Fe New Mexican published (more…)

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New Mexico State Police on Monday released the following stats regarding St. Patricks Day weekend DWI arrests statewide:

New Mexico State Police arrested 38 DWI offenders during the Saint Patrick’s Day holiday weekend.

State Police Officers were out in force over the holiday weekend conducting 15 DWI sobriety checkpoint projects though-out the state. Sobriety checkpoints have (more…)

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A New Mexico State Police Officer stationed in Santa Fe has had his law enforcement certification suspended for delivering, while on duty, shin guards to his daughter’s soccer game out of his patrol district.

This is from Nico Roesler’s article published in Tuesday’s New Mexican:

An on-duty New Mexico state police officer who used his squad car to deliver shin guards to his daughter playing soccer in Bernalillo has been disciplined for leaving his assigned patrol area. In January, the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board revoked his certification as an officer for 18 months.

Following a set of hearings, William Cunningham was also (more…)

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New Mexico State Police on Monday afternoon sent out the following alert (crime reporter Nico Roesler is on the follow up for The New Mexican):

Elizabeth Palomino (25) of Albuquerque, was found dead yesterday at a residence located off of State Road 14.

On March 4, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. State Police responded to an address on Marissa Lane in reference to a woman who was reported as unresponsive.

Upon arrival, officers found the victim lying on the floor as people were attempting to revive her with CPR. Ambulance personnel also responded to the scene and attempted to resuscitate the victim.

Palomino was pronounced deceased at the scene and investigators processed the scene for signs of foul play.

A male subject who was at the residence was taken into custody by officers on unrelated charges. The man’s name is being withheld based on the fact that he has not been charged with anything related to the death.

Palomino’s body was taken to the Office of Medical Investigators in Albuquerque for an autopsy.

Further investigation will be based on the outcome of the autopsy report.

Samuel Jones, 4, of Carlsbad. (Photo courtesy New Mexico State Police)

UPDATE: Our media partners at KOB-TV are reporting the boy was found Sunday morning in a 30-foot hole and a rescue operation was underway. Click here for KOB-TV updates.


This from an email sent Saturday night from New Mexico State Police Lt. Robert McDonald:

CARLSBAD —In cooperation with the Carlsbad Police Department, New Mexico State Police is issuing the following Amber Alert in New Mexico based on information that the child may have been abducted by a non-family member.

Carlsbad Police are looking for 4 year old Samuel Jones. Samuel is a white male.  Samuel is approximately 3’0 tall and weighs 40 pounds. Samuel has hazel eyes and short brown hair. He has scratches on his left side of his chin and is missing his front four teeth.

Samuel was last seen wearing a blue and gray striped long sleeved shirt, blue jeans, blue and white baseball cap and black converse tennis shoes.

Samuel Jones was last seen at approximately 6:30 p.m. today near the 100 block of Taylor Circle in Carlsbad NM. A child matching Samuel’s description was seen walking in the area with a white bald male wearing a red shirt.

It is believed that Samuel Jones is in danger.

Anyone with information about this missing child should immediately call Detective Tanya Tiller with the Carlsbad Police Department at (575) 885-2111.

A state police officer performs a field sobriety test in this 2004 file photo. (File photo/The New Mexican)

New Mexico State Police on Friday released some data on its #DWI Drunk Busters program where people are asked to call #-D-W-I when they see a suspected drunk driver on the roads.

According to Lt. Robert McDonald, the program had 1,382 calls from around the state in January leading to 135 traffic stops and 23 DWI arrests. In February, there were 1,421 calls made around the state, 146 traffic stops leading to 30 DWI arrests.

In an email, McDonald said the program “has made a tremendous impact in the arrest of DWI offenders in New Mexico.”

While New Mexico State Police released the data on Friday, any area police agency can get the call from police dispatch and make the traffic stop.